Overseas Worker Requirements

Overseas Worker Requirements

The following skills, qualifications, experience and employment background requirements apply to the occupations listed in the tables below in relation to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS), Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) and/or Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visas, where applicable. The requirements for Driller's Assistants relate to TSS visas only.
 
Specified Medical Occupations on the Combined Eligible List of Skilled Occupations
For the occupations in Table 1 below, which are on the eligible lists of skilled occupations (the Short-term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List or Regional Occupation List), any nomination for these occupations or any application for a TSS, SESR or ENS visa connected with these occupations must satisfy the skills, qualifications, experience and employment background required under the standard TSS and ENS visa programs.
 
Table 1: Specified medical occupations on the combined eligible list of skilled occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
272311 Clinical Psychologist 1
252312 Dentist 1
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist 1
253111 General Medical Practitioner 1
134211 Medical Administrator 1
253999 Medical Practitioners (nec) 1
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 1
252411 Occupational Therapist 1
251411 Optometrist 1
251912 Orthotists or Prosthetist 1
252511 Physiotherapist 1
272399 Psychologists nec 1
272499 Social Professionals (e.g. Linguist) 1
253399 Specialist Physicians (nec) 1
252712 Speech Pathologist 1
253511 Surgeon (General) 1
Other Occupations on the Combined Eligible List of Skilled Occupations
For the occupations in Table 2 below, which are on the eligible lists of skilled occupations (the Short-term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List or Regional Occupation List), any nomination for these occupations or any application for a TSS, SESR or ENS visa connected with these occupations must satisfy the skills, qualification and employment background required under the standard TSS, SESR and ENS visa programs.

A concession to the work experience requirement is provided whereby visa applicants must have:
  • at least one (1) year of full-time work experience (38 hours plus per week) if applying for a TSS or SESR visa.
Work experience can include:
  • work undertaken as part-time (equivalent to one year full-time).
  • work experience counted towards being skilled (ANZSCO) also counts towards the work experience requirement.
  • must be in the nominated occupation, or a related occupation at the same skill level.
Table 2: Other occupations on the combined eligible list of skilled occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
221111 Accountant (General) 1
234112 Agricultural Scientist 1
321111 Automotive Electrician 3
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer 1
331212 Carpenter 3
331211 Carpenter and Joiner 3
351311 Chef 2
233111 Chemical Engineer 1
399211 Chemical Plant Operator 3
234211 Chemist (Industrial) 1
311411 Chemistry Technician 2
111111 Chief Executive or Managing Director 1
134111 Child Care Centre Manager 1
421111 Child Care Worker 3
233211 Civil Engineer 1
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson 2
312212 Civil Engineering Technician 2
411711 Community Worker 2
149212 Customer Service Manager 2
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic 3
411712 Disabilites Services Officer 2
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 1
311412 Earth Science Technician 2
233311 Electrical Engineer 1
312312 Electrical Engineers Technician 2
341111 Electrician (General) 3
341112 Electrician (Special Class) 3
342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)
[Precision Farming Specialist]
3
441211 Emergency Service Worker 3
133211 Engineers Manager 1
233914 Engineers Technologist 1
234312 Environmental Consultant 1
251311 Environmental Health Officer 1
411713 Family Support Worker 2
222311 Financial Investment Advisor (Financial Planner) 1
149112 Fitness Centre Manager 2
323211 Fitter (General) 3
323212 Fitter and Turner 3
323213 Fitter-Welder 3
234411 Geologist 1
234412 Geophysicist 1
233212 Geotechnical Engineer 1
362311 Greenkeeper 3
391111 Hairdresser 3
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer 2
313199 ICT Support Technician nec 2
139913 Laboratory Manager 1
323313 Locksmith 3
221112 Management Accountant 1
133411 Manufacturer 1
233512 Mechanical Engineers Technician 2
322311 Metal Fabricator 3
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 3
312512 Metallurgical or Materials Technician 2
312912 Mining Engineer (exclusing Petroleum) 1
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer 1
512111 Office Manager (General) 2
241213 Primary School Teacher 1
133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) 1
233513 Production or Plant Engineer 1
511112 Program or Project Administrator 2
131114 Public Relations Manager  
313211 Radio Communications Technician 2
223112 Recruitment Consultant 1
251513 Retail Pharmacist 1
312611 Safety Inspector 2
131112 Sales and Marketing Manager 1
311499 Science Technician 2
241411 Secondary School Teacher 1
272511 Social Worker 1
251214 Sonographer 1
399516 Sound Technician 3
452321 Sports Development Officer 3
233214 Structural Engineer 1
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager 1
2322212 Surveyor (Mine Surveyor) 1
263311 Telecommunications Engineer 1
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer 2
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer 1
313213 Telecommunications Network Planner 2
313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 2
232611 Urban and Regional Planner [Town Planner] 1
324211 Vehicle Body Builder 3
322313 Welder (First Class) 3
272613 Welfare Worker 1
411716 Youth Worker 2
Other Occupations Not on Eligible Skills Lists
For the Occupations which are not on the combined eligible list of skilled occupations, the following skills, qualifications, experience and employment background criteria will be included in the Labour Agreements associated with this Agreement.

Qualifications are to be assessed by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement) as being at least equivalent to the relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification detailed for the relevant tables below, in order to assist the Minister's decision as to whether the visa applicant has the necessary qualifications for the position.

The Minister may require a person to demonstrate that he or she has the skills that are necessary to perform the tasks of the nominated occupation by undertaking a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement). Any skills assessment must be certified as being in accordance with the arrangements agreed to with the Commonwealth. A skills assessment is required for applications lodged for the occupations listed in Tables 3 to 7.

Experience must be certified by the Goldfields DAR as being genuine and relevant to the nominated occupation/position, in order to assist the Minister's decision as to whether the visa applicant has the necessary employment background for the position.


ANZSCO Skill Level 1 - 3 Occupations (not on eligible skills lists)
The occupations outlined in Table 3 must meet the following requirements:
  1. If required to do so by the Minister, a visa applicant must undergo a skills assessment by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement), and
  2. Meet the skill level requirements as defined in ANZSCO, and
  3. Have at least one year of full-time post qualification work experience (38 hours plus per week) if applying for the TSS or SESR visa.
    1. Work experience can include:
      1. work undertaken as part-time (equivalent to one year full-time)
      2. work experience counted towards being skilled (ANZSCO) also counts towards the work experience requirement.
      3. must be in the nominated occupation, or a related occupation at the same skill level.
Table 3: ANZSCO Skill Level 1-3 Occupations not on the eligible skilled occupation list
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
070499 Asphalt Technician 3
399513 Light Technician 3
521111 Personal Assistant 3
361211 Shearer 3
070499 Sound and Light Technician 3


Specified ANZSCO Skill Level 2 Occupations (not on eligible skills lists)
The following skills requirements are to be met for the following skill level 2 specified occupation, not included in the eligible list of skilled occupations, as outlined in Table 4. The TSS or SESR visa applicant must:
  • undergo skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
AND MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS OF REQUIREMENTS
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in business administration or in a field highly relevant to the retail setting being managed, and
  • have at least one year post qualification experience (20 hours plus per week) completed within the last five years.
OR
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in any field of study other than mentioned above, and
  • have at least one year post qualification experience (38 hours plus per week) completed within the last five years.
OR
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in any field of study, and
  • have at least four years’ work experience (20 hours plus per week) if undertaken prior to completion of the qualification.
ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level: AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma
 
Table 4: Specified ANZSCO Skill Level 2 Occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
  None specified in current Goldfields DAMA  


Specified ANZSCO Skill Level 3 Occupations (not on eligible skills lists)
For occupations listed in Table 5 the following skill and experience requirements apply. The TSS or SESR visa applicant must:
  • undergo a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
AND
  • have at least a relevant AQF Certificate III or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one year (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.
ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level: AQF Certificate III
 
Table 5: Specified ANZSCO Skill Level 3 Occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
421111 Child Care Worker 3


Specified occupation and other ANZSCO Skill Level 4 Occupations (not on eligible skills lists)
For occupations listed not in ANZSCO and other skill level 4 occupations requested under this Agreement as listed in Table 6 the following skill and experience requirements apply. The TSS or SESR visa applicant must:
  • undergo a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
AND MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS OF REQUIREMENTS
  • have at least a relevant AQF Certificate II or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one and a half years (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.
OR
  • have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one year (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience).
OR
  • have at least one year (38 hours plus per week) relevant experience.
ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level: AQF Certificate II or III
 
Table 6: Specified other ANZSCO Skill Level 4 Occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
423111 Aged or Disabled Carer 4
721111 Agriculture and Horticulture Mobile Plant Operator 4
712914 Concrete Batching Plant Operators 4
423211 Dental Assistant 4
712211 Driller 4
421112 Family Day Care Educator 4
711211 Industrial Spray Painter 4
831211 Meat Boner and Slicer 4
721999 Mobile Plant Operator (nec) 4
423312 Nursing Support Worker 4
423313 Personal Care Assistant 4
070499 Process Technician 4
721915 Road Roller Operator 4
070499 Rope Access Technician 4
711516 Rubber Production Machine Operator (Belt Splicer) 4
831212 Slaughterer 4


ANZSCO Skill Level 5 Occupations (not on eligible skills lists)
For skill level 5 occupations requested under this Agreement as listed in Table 7 below, the following skill and experience requirements apply. The TSS visa applicant must:
  • undergo skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
AND MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS OF REQUIREMENTS
  • have at least a relevant AQF Certificate I or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least six months (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.
OR
  • have at least one year (38 hours plus per week) relevant experience.
ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level: Certificate I or compulsory secondary education
 
Table 7: Specified ANZSCO Skill Level 3 Occupations
ANZSCO Code Occupation ANZSCO Skill Level
821912 Driller's Assistant 5